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A vial containing doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was taken out of circulation Tuesday when it was reported that six women, ages 18 to 48, suffered a rare form of blood clots after receiving the drug. U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate those cases.
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  1. A vaccination card and stickers following a vaccination at Raymond James Stadium.
  2. Nurse practitioner Paula Joseph, of Tampa, draws a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine while providing vaccination shots on Thursday, April 15, 2021, at Iglesia Tampa Bay in Tampa. Researchers at Stanford Medicine began administering doses to children in the tender age group as part of a larger, three-phase trial of Pfizer-BioNech’s COVID-19 vaccine that will ultimately include children ages 6 months to 12 years.
  3. A Northwell Health nurse inoculates Local 28 Sheet Metal Worker Demetrius Buttelman with the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine during a news conference, Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at the Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y.  Many of the construction workers working at the USB Arena will be vaccinated at the Belmont Park pop up vaccination site.
  4. Florida’s positivity rate was about 10.3 percent Thursday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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  6. A vial containing doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which was taken out of circulation Tuesday when it was reported that six women, ages 18 to 48, suffered a rare form of blood clots after receiving the drug. U.S. health officials are weighing next steps as they investigate those cases.
  7. Florida’s positivity rate was about 10.3 percent Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  8. Scott Oburn, left, gets his COVID-19 vaccination from Laurie Haberzetle, as vehicles enter the garages for people to get vaccinated Tuesday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
  9. Croatian police have arrested a Florida man wanted in the U.S. on fraud charges for allegedly receiving more than $7.2 million in coronavirus relief funds after concocting hundreds of nonexistent employees on loan applications.
  10. The New National Stadium, a venue for the opening and closing ceremonies at the Tokyo Olympics, is seen from Shibuya Sky observation deck in Tokyo.
  11. Early Tuesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced they are recommending a pause on giving the Johnson& Johnson vaccine against COVID-19.
  12. Hostess Sarah Wilson (left) welcomes Jessica Rajcula, 29, of Dunedin and Amber Catanzaro, 32, of Clearwater, at Palm Pavilion Beachside Grill & Bar, on Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 in Clearwater.
  13. Florida’s positivity rate was about 9.9 percent Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  14. A sign informed motorists that the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine was not available Tuesday at the federal vaccination site at Tampa Greyhound Track. Officials paused administration of the vaccine after reports that six women who received the drug had experienced blood clots.
  15. A file photo shows the entrance to the Pinellas County Jail complex in Clearwater, where inmates began receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday.
  16. RN Corey Price, left, administers a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to Martha Gomez, of Plant City Tuesday in Tampa. The U.S. is recommending a “pause” in administration of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to investigate reports of potentially dangerous blood clots.
  17. Stephanie Marty demonstrates against a proposed ban on transgender girls and women from female sports leagues outside the South Dakota governor's mansion in Pierre, S.D. on Thursday March 11, 2021.
  18. Florida added more than 1,000 coronavirus cases Monday.
  19. Kent State University student Marz Anderson gets his Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination Thursday from Kent State nurse Beth Krul in Kent, Ohio. U.S. colleges hoping for a return to normalcy next fall are weighing how far they should go in urging students to get the vaccine.
  20. From the left. a panel of hostess Maggie Aldana, Lourdes Quinones and Yasmin Castellano during La hora del Cafecito (The Coffee Time), a program designed to help Hispanic parents of children with autism, which began in early 2020.
  21. Florida Deputy Secretary for Health Dr. Shamarial Roberson, right, speaks to the media as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis looks on during a news conference Monday, March 2, 2020, in Tampa.
  22. Florida recorded more than 5,000 coronavirus cases Sunday
  23. FILE - This Sept. 22, 2010 file photo shows bottles of the abortion-inducing drug RU-486 in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2021, about 40% of all abortions in the U.S. are now done through medication — rather than surgery — and that option has become all the more pivotal during the COVID-19 pandemic. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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